|Face Value||5 Dollars|
The most important feature of the 35-40cm Eclectus Parrot is probably the different external colouring of the sexes. Contrary to almost all other types of bird, in the case of this wax beaked parrot species, the female animal is strikingly feathered in red, whereas the male is predominantly green in colour and thus well camouflaged against the leafage of the dense forests. Although these parrots are very prevalent in the rain forests of their geographic range, they are very difficult to observe due to their jumpiness. Small troops of Electus Parrots go searching through the treetops for fruit and seeds. They are considered to be strong fliers and reach an age of up to 30 years.